Paint a Beach Landscape (Cefalù, Sicily) and a Cafe Scene

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Check out the live workshop here: Paint a Beach Landscape (Cefalù, Sicily) and a Cafe Scene

In this unique workshop, I try something quite new to most beginners. I change the entire perspective of a beach scene from a birds-eye view to a linear perspective. This required some guesswork and while it isn’t perfect, I ended up with something similar to what I wanted to achieve.

It’s rare that you end up with a photograph that is perfect to start painting with. Often you need to tweak bits and pieces. With this scene, I had to change quite a bit of the overall scene, and I walk you through my mental process and drawing to help you to do this.

We also do a quick warm-up by sketching and painting a cafe scene too.

Paint a Beach Landscape
1/4, sheet – Cefalù, Sicily

I drew/painted this one for a previous live demo. Requested by @mariagiulia.escard
Thank you for your suggestion and for providing this beautiful photo 😊

Learn how to paint this: https://youtu.be/yBdB2nbb_CU

I like letting the sand and water blend together to create a soft edge!

I initially started painting the shadows of the buildings on the left-hand side but ran out of this color for the right-hand side, which is why there is an odd contrast between the two.

Always remember to mix up enough color before going into a larger area.

Paint a Beach Landscape
1/8th, sheet – Cafe Scene

The layering of the greens here was important to create an illusion of detail and contrast. Just wait for the first layer to dry and go over the top with a darker or different shade of green.

The birds were added as a last-minute suggestion by one of my viewers, Vy. Thought it was a great way to balance out the bareness of the foreground with the detail in the rest of the scene.

Check out the live workshop here: Paint a Beach Landscape (Cefalù, Sicily) and a Cafe Scene

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